Category Archives: Events

Ancestors at the First Thanksgiving

In early autumn of 1621, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their successful harvest, as was the English custom. During this time, “many of the Indians coming… amongst the rest their great king Massasoit, with some ninety men.” Wouldn’t it have … Continue reading

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100 years ago today

Today is the 100 yr anniversary of the death of Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine author of “The Country of Pointed Firs”, http://tiny.cc/oj37Wsary. Sarah was a famous 19th century author, and a cousin in our family tree.

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Immigration at Ellis Island

The History of Ellis Island New York: Vintage Immigration Immigration through Ellis Island -  award winning documentary 28 mins.

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